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Billie Holiday

Eleanora Fagan, professionally known as Billie Holiday, was an American jazz singer with a career spanning nearly thirty years. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and music partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz music and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. She was known for her vocal delivery and improvisational skills... Read More

Birth nameEleanora Fagan
BornApril 7, 1915
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
OriginBaltimore, Maryland, U.S.
DiedJuly 17, 1959 (aged 44)
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
GenresJazz, swing
Occupation(s)Singer
InstrumentsVoice
Years active1933–59
Websitewww.billieholiday.com
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